Bargnani was waived by the Nets on Saturday, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com reports. The Nets were trying to ship Bargnani out at the trade deadline, but found no suitors, so they'll now be forced to waive him instead. If he does indeed clear waivers, Bargnani will be a free agent and should be able to sign with any team. In 46 games this season with the Nets, he averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.4 assists over 14 minutes.
Bargnani (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game against New York, Al Iannazzone of News Day reports. With tip-off rapidly approaching, Bargnani was a late scratch for Friday's meeting with his former team. Brook Lopez could be asked to shoulder additional minutes Friday and Thomas Robinson could pick up some minutes off the bench in Bargnani's absence.
Bargnani compiled 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, and one assist across 25 minutes in Monday's 105-100 loss to the Nets. Bargnani has shown occasional outbursts off the bench throughout the season, but his defensive shortcomings will forever limit his playing time, even on the sad-sack Nets. Moreover, he's liable to completely disappear on the offensive end on any given night, as he had only combined for two points over the preceding two contests.
Bargnani (illness) tallied 20 points (9-12 FG, 2-3 FT), one rebound, one assist, and one block across 24 minutes in Tuesday's 102-98 loss to the Heat. Bargnani had been bothered by the illness earlier in the week, but he didn't appear to be at all hampered Tuesday, as he cracked 20 points for the second time this season. Unfortunately for Bargnani, it was only the second time since Dec. 23 that he even reached double digits in the scoring column, and he's averaging just 5.1 points over the Nets' last 15 games. Don't buy into Tuesday's performance.
Bargnani (illness) said he will play Tuesday against the Heat, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports. The tough-as-nails big man will play through the illness that forced him to miss Monday's practice. Bargnani has not been much of a fantasy option this season, however, and he's averaging just 4.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in the month of January.
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